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We prefer to keep our lives free of drama as much as possible while the reflective Moon visits bucolic Taurus. However, even the most casual relationships grow complicated when words miss the mark. A cavalier Mercury-Jupiter alignment seems like a cosmic invitation to exaggerate, but stretching the truth won't serve anyone's cause. Feelings deepen when the Sun and Moon both connect with passionate Pluto, requiring us to get real with one another.

A conversation with a friend can take you in a totally unexpected direction today. In fact, you may be touched by the fickle finger of fate when someone says something that acts like a catalyst and opens a new world of possibilities. But simply going along for a ride now is not on your agenda, even if you're being carried to a magical destination. Naturally, you want to have a hand in deciding your future. The manifestation of your dreams starts from within. Existentialist J.P. Sartre wrote, "We are our choices."

It was surprising that I went to sleep at 3:30 am and woke up at 7:00 am.  I started a sort of cleanup on my desktop while watching a movie.  It was very occupying for me to exercise my fingers with the little things at hand.  I know it did much good for my desktop to get the needed attention I gave.  

My mood of cleaning went much further than I thought it would.  With a lot of help by Jessica, we cleaned and debugged the entire livingroom, dining area, kitchen, bathroom, and the two bedrooms.  We took a couple of smoke breaks during the two hour expenditure of intense energy.  Three desks, a LazyBoy love seat, a futon, and a queen sized bed were attacked vigorously.  The results of our combined efforts was amazing and most satisfying in knowing that we were now happy with the condition of our home.

Did you know that you can work up a sweat at cleaning vigorously?  Well,yes, you can do that or anything else for that matter.  Any physical activity can be overdone to the point that sweat can appear in the most surprising places.  I much prefer to sweat it out in a hot tub of soapy and sudsy water.  The thing is that sweating is a good way to flush out lymphatic fluids laden with disease and waste materials.  Go Lymph!  Go!    

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We're on a quest to re-establish stability in our lives after the fiery Aries Moon moved us into new territory. The Moon's shift into earthy Taurus at 8:32 am EDT reflects our need to slow down and find our center of gravity so we don't go flying off into the unknown. A rowdy Moon-Mars alignment releases stress while the Moon's conjunction with chatty Mercury prompts us to discuss our feelings. Nevertheless, it serves us well to keep things simple.

People seem shadier today, like they aren't disclosing everything that might concern you. It's not that you are paranoid, but you are curious about what's being conveniently dropped out of view. Unfortunately, asking questions won't help; your prodding will only make someone clam up even more. Your smartest strategy is simple now: live your life from the inside out. Rather than basing your wellbeing on anyone else, seek emotional security within and let others go through their motions. Whatever you need to know will be revealed in due time.

Today started off with a short sleep until waking up at 7:00 am.  I took my 8:00 am pills only an hour early which is something I often do.  I was all stuffed up with thick phlegm that didn’t want to move out of my breathing tubes.  I felt like I was suffocating only because I couldn’t draw any breath.  It took a long time to get over the feeling of being short winded.

I watched two movies while I typed out some blog material in order to catch up.  I seem to have gotten myself into being a steady two days behind and struggling to remember just what happened.  It is hard for me to remember things at the best of times.  Still, I make something of a tale out of thin air.  There are lots of stuffs I could be writing about instead of the innocent story telling.

The day passed by slowly until it was time for us to leave for Peter’s shrink appointment.  We loaded up when we were prepared enough and made a good time to the shrink’s office.  As usual, Peter had a good session with Dr. Spees with me as the main topic.  My health was enough of a concern that Dr.Spees came outside to see me personally when Peter’s session had ended.

Dr. Spees is a handsome old man in his particular way.  I like him and he is sincerely impressed with my abilities and capabilities.  Anyways, he was standing outside the van’s door to see and talk to me.  We were both happy to see each other.  I showed him my latest work on a sketch of a house done with a mechanical pencil and .007 lead.  The soft lead was difficult to make sharp lines with shading.  He greatly admired the sketch after saying that I looked well when I was so shortly recovered after my tummy surgery.  He didn’t spend more than a few minutes before disappearing back inside to see the next patient on his list.

On the way home Peter was rather short tongued about his session summary.  He did say that they talked mostly about me, breathing, and a few other things.  The way home was slow and we had to take a detour.  It was even slow getting into our parking space.  From there, we went for a short walk along the river.  We were across from WallyWorld when the cold wind blew enough to discourage Peter from walking further.  From there it was a short walk through the mall to home with supper.

Peter and I were able to sit down quickly at home and fill up with Tuesday Tenders.  At the Independent store is a weekly menu with our favourite meal deal being Tuesday Tenders of deep fried and coated chicken pieces with spiced potatoe wedges for a total of $10.00 packed in two paper boxes.  Peter always buys two Tuesday Tenders orders of four boxes for a sum of $20.00 even.  It’s worth it, eh?  Is there no tax on food?  

Priorities.  Sitting at a desk with an antique desktop computer can be very tiring.  The ‘to-do’ list is long and the likelihood of it all being done is quite impossible. 

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At about 1:30 pm, Cynthia came through the door.  Cynthia has her own set of keys and is a member of our little nuclear family.  We stick together for several important reasons.  The important thing is that we all love each other.

Cynthia did a major cleanup and the dishes.  Cynthia had numerous smoke breaks that punctuated both play and work time.  Believe that we all enjoyed the presence of Cynthia.  Peter and I spent an hour together with Cynthia in the bedroom.   Peter had a number of sessions with Cynthia in the bedroom and kitchen that were close, intimate, and very painful.  Cynthia happens to be a very submissive, masochistic, hermaphrodite little slave.  In part, that is why we love her so much as we do.

Cynthia had a mission to come and visit with us.  She had a shower chair that I could use for the short time that I can’t take a bath.  Cynthia made the best use of her time with us from her arrival until her departure at about 6:00 pm.  It was far too short of a visit and we all felt the pinch of time for every second.

When Cynthia left, Peter busied himself with making a fresh pot of coffee.  We set about getting ready to go out in the cool and cloudy afternoon.  It was our intention to visit our dear old friend Sam Zunder in the hospital.  He is a blind old man in his early nineties hooked up to oxygen with a serious case of pneumonia laying in a hospital bed for the past week.

Sam is in a precarious situation of being coaxed into picking a full care facility after moving from his limited care but luxuriously posh two bedroom condo.  We may or may not be a rescue for Sam’s sanity,  As we visited with Sam, Peter noticed that there were several times that Sam stopped his sentences for his own reasons.  

Sam was fully conscious that there was a black family with children on the other side of a thin curtain.  Sam is a conscientious Hebrew who shares a personal dialogue with Peter and myself.  I would allow such blunt little interruptions in Sam’s dialogue while Peter took it as a slight indication of dementia.

Sam was on the verge of falling asleep when we showed up at his bedside.  Sam thought he was dreaming at first when we greeted him and announced our presence.  It was only moments later that Sam realized we were really there in person.  From then on, Sam kept a good response to our comments and questions.  We found out that Sam can get kosher food at the hospital, so I was relieved that we didn’t go to Kettleman’s Bakery for a dozen kosher bagels.

We spent almost an hour with Sam before we let Sam’s droopy eyes relax with our goodbyes.  We wheeled out of the semiprivate ward into a dark blue screen.  So, we turned about and took a long way around and down the long halls to the elevators.  We stopped at the hospital’s main doors to bundle up for our hike home.  It was cold outside and a wind was blowing.  It took us a half hour to follow the sidewalks leading to our highrise.   

Upon our arrival at home, we decided that something to eat was in order.  Fresh coffee was started and Jessica set about making a Hamburger Helper sort of meal.  Fresh coffee was served long before two bowls of hot hamburger and noodles appeared upon our desks.  We dug in with spoons to stuff ourselves in a short time.

At about midnight as usual was when I began my conversation with Mom.  I had three days worth of digital images copied to a website called Shutterfly.  It allows personal webpages to be constructed for free.  I like the for free part.  So, I started a personal webpage to display the myriads of images I took during my travels here and there.  My conversations with Mom are demonstrated by the photo albums that I keep online.  I like the online for free part.

Time passed quickly as did the conversation with my Mom.  I told her about the new photo albums for viewing in her own time.  I often keep her up longer than she wants simply by changing topics of interest.  We talk about a lot of interesting topics and history that we remember. 

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We wake up to a new set of issues, as if we've been transported to the Land of Oz. Yesterday seems like the distant past once the Moon blasts into impulsive Aries at 6:10 am EDT. We're eager to leave our emotional baggage behind, along with the stability of Earth. We soar like kites on the changeable spring breezes of the Sun and Mars in mutable Gemini. Additionally, several fateful aspects remind us that we never know what the future will bring.

Everyone seems overly demanding today and you don't know whether or not you can provide what they want. Naturally, you enjoy making others happy, but you're not willing to engage with someone who is acting mean-spirited. It really doesn't take much effort to be nice. When people treat you like they don't care, believe them. You will rest easier once you make a clear distinction between dependency and love. Give from the goodness of your heart with no strings attached or don't give at all.

Today was cold and windy enough to elect to stay in bed all day.  That’s exactly what we did until 3:00 pm.  I had a smoke out on the balcony with my dear friends Gabby and Jessica.  It was quiet and little was said about having a roast for supper.  Gabby and Peter left to go to the mall for anything we might need in the next few days of holiday.  Tomorrow will have almost everything shut down for the holiday.  Yea!  Fireworks from the balcony at 9:00 pm later.

The fireworks were terrific!  The fireworks show at Landsdown Stadium lasted about half an hour.  There were all kinds of fireworks from fountains of coloured sparks to very high blasts of clouds of shimmering sparks that floated down with mixes of colours.  Peter took a movie video of the complete fireworks performance.  It was enough for me to sit out on the balcony and watch the whole show.  Altogether, the three of us thoroughly enjoyed the big performance of costly coloured extravaganza. 

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The winds of change blow in a new astrological month as the Sun shifts from steady Taurus to breezy Gemini at 4:30 pm EDT. We entertain multiple possibilities, vacillating between the extremes while influenced by the duality of the Gemini Twins. However, the psychic Pisces Moon announces the shift earlier. Additionally, an anxious Sun-Venus connection puts us on notice that the simple pleasures of Taurus are no longer enough to make us happy.

Your schedule might fall apart at the seams today, and you're wise to offer no resistance if it does. At first, your hands-off response might seem counterproductive, yet your newly found flexibility empowers you to make decisions that are based upon the merit of each moment. However, keeping a few items on your agenda gives your day the backbone needed to increase your efficiency. Star Trek creator, Gene Rodenberry said, "We are on a journey to keep an appointment with whatever we are."

Early in the morning I managed to sleep about two and a half hours in bed before waking and going to my desk.  I started a movie with the intention of
doing some texting.  I fell asleep and woke up at about 6:00 am.  I stayed awake for a while before going to the bathroom and then off to the bed.  I slept for an hour and a half before dragging myself out to my desk again.  Peter was miserable about the fact that I don’t sleep with him.  I kept saying that I was so sorry and that I didn’t want to fall asleep at my desk.  Sorry doesn’t do it.

At 11:30 am, we mounted up and hightailed it out to the Cancer Survivor’s Park.  There was a fleemarket and a collection of chip trucks offering all kinds of fancy delicacies.  We decided to take the cyclepath along the Rideau River to get to our destination.  Once there, the twenty or thirty minutes to get there were well worth the trouble.  We did a lot of shopping at the rows of tables without actually buying anything.  From the park, we rolled east along Industrial Road to Five Guys Burgers.

Five Guys Burgers was a famous restaurant, at least to us.  We ordered our burgers and soon were munching them hungrily.  There was a little basket of peanuts that came free with the meal.  We shared a small order of french fries between our burgers.  I ate most of mine but couldn’t finish it.  I pushed the little bit of my burger left over towards Peter who promptly gobbled it down.

Our next stop on our walkabout was WallyWorld.  We didn’t want to buy anything but I saw a copper brush that seemed just what I wanted for my hair.  Peter carried the boxed brush in his right hand while I carried my camera in my right hand while we toured around in the store.  We didn’t see anything else worth buying before we headed home.

Heading home meant that we rolled over to Hurdman Station to catch a bus to Billings Bridge.  It was a fast way to get to our local mall.  We checked out WallyWorld for things but only picked up two dozen bottles of pop, Mountain Dew and Pepsi.  Our next stop was down the length of the mall at the Loblaw’s  Independent Grocer.  

On the way of going into the store, Peter knocked over a row of tomato boxes.  The tall young man taking care of that area became occupied with stacking boxes while I chased after the little tomatoes that had travelled the furthest.  I started picking up cherry tomatoes that had rolled under a fruit stand into the next aisle.  It wasn’t too long before the mess was cleaned up.  Meanwhile, Peter had found a cinnamon cake for event we were planning to attend.

We took our time to go home because we had an hour to spare.  The event we planned to go to was a potluck supper on the far side of the city.  We were often at the event sponsored by Gender Mosaic, originally a volunteer nonprofit organization that became a corporation.  I started a coughing fit so we went to bed instead.  I slept for four long hours before waking up.  
     

    

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There's a delicate balance between the old and the new that's indicated by stable Saturn's trine to disruptive Uranus. But people's hidden motives create subtle power struggles as macho Mars misaligns with suspicious Pluto. Meanwhile, jovial Jupiter's presence encourages overindulgence and could turn us into Pollyannas. Complicated circumstances make it difficult to untangle a single theme today, while the dreamy Pisces Moon adds to the confusion.

Saying no may be the hardest thing you can do today, yet it's necessary to establish firm boundaries. The problem is that several planets are activating buoyant Jupiter in your 1st House of Self, encouraging you to see the bright side of every situation, even if there are demons lurking in the shadows. It's so natural to say yes now that you might find yourself in over your head before you know it. However, you can avoid the traps if you take time to observe the clues and signs all around you. Eckhart Tolle wrote, "Awareness is the greatest agent for change."

Today was a messed up morning.  I woke up at about 6:00 am and went to my desk after a quick stop along the way.  I had a cup of cold coffee from two days ago to sip while I played on StupidThree.  I didn’t do too well because it wasn’t long before I fell asleep at my desk.  At least I didn’t plant my forehead on my keyboard as I have been known to do frequently.  I woke again at about 9:30 am and we started getting ready to go out.  Fresh coffee was made as we dressed and got everything together that we were going to take along with us.

Now, we are off to see the neglected trailer that has been summerized for the summer.  We are known to have a mouse infestation that doesn’t go over too well.  Oh well, so much for the big summer sendoff, eh?  We have had mice in our trailer for two years now,  I don’t think we will take them back to Heather from whom and from where we originally picked them up.  Now, ain’t that something, eh?

We spent some time at the trailer.  There was a mess to clean up and repairs to the bedding where the mice had eaten through to the batting.  I took some extra heavy tape from the van to cover over the holes that were made by the mice.  I cleaned up a lot of areas where there was mouse droppings and of course the batting that was chewed up and left in little piles contaminated with mouse droppings.  I felt much better knowing that the trailer was back in a nice and liveable condition,

The drive home was sunny bright and warm, so we took a detour to get a car wash at the Petro station on Conroy road.  The car wash was a good one and we soon were back on our way home.  We parked in the underground as usual when we decided to go for a walk along Rideau River towards Hogsback Falls.  It was nice and warm when we started off on the walk.  

I took a whole lot of pictures along the way.  The river islands had changed considerably because of the rush of flood water.  It was nice to see the changes and take pictures of it all.  There weren’t as many Canada Geese as we have had in previous years.  Maybe it is just too early in the season for geese.  As we went along the air cooled.  It finally cooled enough that we decided to turn around to head for home.

The way home went past the local mall.  We crossed over the road to get into the Wallyworld.  It was our usual pattern to go through the aisles to find what we always bought.  Peter got some groceries and I picked out a $5.00 movie.  We left the Wallyworld and went to the pet store.  I went inside to see if I could see and possibly take pictures of the Ghost Black Night little fish that kept hidden at the back bottom of the aquarium.  Once more I was not able to even catch a glimpse of the black with a yellow stripe along it’s back.  I left the pet store to rejoin Peter.  

As we rolled along in the mall we decided to have something to eat at the food court on the upper floor of the mall.  A bit further, we decided to get chili and a bowl of soup for me.  We went to Tim Horton’s to get our food order.  The order given to Peter had only two soups.  Peter took the one soup back to Timmy’s and exchanged it for the chili.  Peter rolled up to the table to eat once more.  The chili was hot, tasting so good.  Just then Alison and Les walked up to the table!

Alison and Les stood for a while before sitting down at the table.  We finished eating as we talked and talked.  After finishing my soup, I suggested to Alison that we could go for a smoke.  She promptly agreed.  So, we gathered up our mess off the table and headed for the garbage on our way to the elevator from the second floor to the main floor of the mall.  From there it was a short walk to the rear doors of the mall to the outside.

We must have stayed for half an hour outside in the cool air before heading back inside.  From the rear doors, we went as far as the elevator before we separated.  Alison and Les went into the elevator to go catch a bus while we turned and went on our way towards home.  It was a little less than ten minutes before we opened the door to our humble abode.    




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Life is more complicated today as cerebral Mercury forms an otherworldly connection with transformational Pluto. Simplistic thoughts evolve from lowly caterpillars to lofty concepts that soar on butterfly wings. Meanwhile, the intellectual Aquarius Moon travels through smooth territory, allowing our unconventional thoughts to redefine reality. However, we may become too rigid in our thinking until the Moon slips into magical Pisces at 11:51 pm EDT.

You don't want to do everything the same old way today, but you still have a great deal of respect for the tried and true. Asking others for advice could be a mistake if you're looking for reasons to maintain the status quo, since people are more likely to push you outside of your comfort zone now. Nevertheless, your most successful strategy is based on breaking free from a previous limitation without dismantling the entire structure. Ravi Shankar said, "Perfect balance is like a razor's edge; it can be found only in the Self."

The morning started off at 9:00 am after getting a full eight hours of sleep.  I didn’t think I could sleep so long but I did.  It was intended to be a day of rest and it proved to be exactly that,  I kept nodding off at my desk.  It didn’t matter what I did but I kept nodding off.

Cathy, among all your fantastic qualities, this is the one trait that stands out the most. You use this skill to make the world a better place everyday. Your friends rely on this trait of yours and you never let them down in their time of need. 

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Unexpected events send us down the rabbit hole today and, like Alice, we can't keep up with all the changes in Wonderland. Resistance is futile since the emotionally intense Scorpio Full Moon at 5:42 pm EDT is a catalyst for change. An early morning Mercury-Uranus hookup all but guarantees the day won't turn out as planned. Nevertheless, there is magic in the air - invisible to those who fear the unknown, but obvious to those willing to engage it.

Money matters are like a pebble in your shoe today as you struggle with making a financial decision. The Scorpio Full Moon brightens your 2nd House of Resources, cautioning you to use logic when contemplating overspending on a non-essential item. Ask for sound advice from an expert if you're thinking about a major expenditure. Adding another person to your deliberation process helps to clarify whether or not you can satisfy your material desires now. Motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein said, "True abundance isn't based on our net worth, it's based on our self-worth."

Today went running along with only five hours of sleep.  It was enough in two sleeps of first two hours and then three hours before taking a bath.  After drying off and getting dressed, we went in the van to get our tires changed,  It was supposed to take only an hour so we went for a sort of walk on our electric wheelchairs.  We toured through the Salvation Army store and then went to Bobby’s Table.  

Peter was hungry when we sat at a table beside the front window to watch our parked electric wheelchairs.  Peter ordered a smoked meat sandwich while I ordered two eggs on white toast.  We enjoyed our coffee and such, happily filled and contentedly watching over our electric wheelchairs.  We headed back to the garage to get our van, dear van.

We started back in the direction of home.  I said that we should take the van for a run on the highway to round out our new tires.  Peter decided that we should go west on  the highway despite the fact that it was rush hour and there was bumper to bumper traffic to the west side of the city.  Almonte turned out to be our final destination.   

We spent three hours on our electric wheelchairs touring around the river banks of the Mississippi river and a small section of downtown Almonte.  The weather was warm with sunshine being bright with only puffy clouds.  I took about 260 pictures with the digital camera while Peter added another dozen or so on our way back home.  It was a super way to end our day and at the same time to celebrate the spring weather we were able to enjoy.  

It was later that evening when Jessica and I were outside on the balcony enjoying a smoke that an interesting topic was raised.  Did the creek below us have a sort of paddlewheel sound to it?  Yes, very definitely there was a loudly audible pattern in the flowing rush of the creek.  For over a hundred years there had been paddlewheels on the creek that powered sawmills, grist mills, and other engines of industry.  The bed of the creek had been literally carved by the turning of paddlewheels to continue the sounds long after the entire length of the creek was freed of all industry.  Only a large mall sat at the spring feeding the beginning of Sawmill Creek and the ponds that once floated booms of logs and lumber that floated downstream to Quebec city.

The evening proceeded as it did with me falling asleep at my desk and Peter crawling off to bed.  Even the cats were less energetic and napped in different places.  It isn’t the sort of thing to brag about, but my dozing off kept me in an upright position in my chair.  I think it is better for me to sit rather than lay down because the phlegm in my lungs gathers as a thick goo that is so hard to move once it gets into my bronchial tubes.

I do keep track of a few things like the solar images from SOHO and stuff concerning archaeology and ancient history.  It is my opinion that we have a long history that involved aliens and civilizations long since ground to dust.  Our human genetics stopped evolving three million years ago and then went bump about two hundred thousand years ago.  It most certainly did not start about six thousand years ago as Adam and Eve.  There are proofs and megalith complexes that are dated hundreds of thousands of years ago.  Have you made a fossil lately?


Cathy:
This note captures who you are perfectly, Cathy. You must recognize yourself in these words, they show what a unique and wonderful person you are. You are truly an amazing person and you understand the beauty in living each day as though it were your last.

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Emotional inconsistencies are apparent while the evocative Moon moves through a series of stressful aspects. We are aware of the limitations of rational analysis when the critical Virgo Moon squares authoritative Saturn. We grow hopeful when the Moon shifts into peace-seeking Libra at 2:20 pm EDT. However, tempers flare as aggressive Mars anxiously aligns with irrepressible Uranus. We are wise to breathe deeply and think twice before we act.

You have a secret roadmap to success in your possession now. But you're not interested in sharing it with anyone until all the kinks are eliminated. Obviously, leading a cloak-and-dagger lifestyle is exciting, but it also has its own level of complications. It's nearly impossible to find your feet when your head is in the clouds. Demonstrate your competence by setting realistic goals and then making your dreams come true. Opera singer Beverly Sills said, "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."

Another day of sleeping either in bed or at my desk.  I prefer to sleep in my bed but I don’t always seem to make it that far.  Even a little bit is just a little bit too far, sometimes.  This on again and off again rotation of going to bed or desk is not the most ideal way of passing time.  And, an alternative of watching a movie over and over again also doesn’t fly too well.  Oh well, such is life, eh?

It rained all day and is still raining into the following morning.  Rain only means that we don’t go outside without covering up in plastic bags and rain gear.  We do have that, good rainwear that keeps us dry and warm.  It is better that we don’t go outside at all.  So, it is another day of watching movies and the many topics on YouTube.  I have spent a lot of the day nodding off at my desk while watching something on my monitor.

At the moment, I am listening to a video in YouTube called 'Are you listening to your body's secret signals?'  It suddenly struck me that I have been sitting at my desk since Christmas seemingly doing nothing.  Have I been doing nothing?  Well, I have been going over what I know over and over again.  Then I realized that I was not listening to my body's secret signals.  I can be so stubborn and stupid at the same time.  But, no I was not listening to my body's secret signals.

I started to learn about tapping, about self hypnosis, about mental relaxation, about mental concentration, about all kinds of things in general.  But, none of it was directed to myself about anything.  I was blank, hearing nothing, seeing and doing nothing, and accomplishing nothing.  I have been so sick that I had to take a time for just healing.  I still have a lot of healing to do because it seems like I have been suffering and not healing like I should have been doing.  Apparently I have to start learning about myself all over again.  Hm.

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Logistics are complicated today as our plans clash with someone else's. Or, perhaps there's just not enough time to finish our work even though Mercury is now moving direct. The Moon's shift into analytical Virgo at 5:46 am EDT further emphasizes communication. However, conversations sour as messenger Mercury forms a cranky aspect with contentious Mars. Fortunately, we can still make progress if we remember multiple points of view are possible.

You may have extensive conversations with yourself today, lost in the intricacy of details that don't ultimately matter. Nevertheless, something drives you to untangle the finer points of possible plans that never come to fruition. Fortunately, you can take control of your own mental process by establishing priorities early in the day. It's easier to leave a train of thoughts aside when you have already established their lack of importance. Philanthropist Michael Friedsam wrote, "Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it."

We went to sleep at about 2:00 am and woke up at about 6:00 am.  About 7:00 am, I started to pour my bath, feed Twister her medicine, and comb both cats with the comb I always use.  It took about half an hour for me to fill the bath tub with straight hot water before I added soap and enough cold water to make the temperature comfortable.  When the hot water had been cooled enough I eased my body into the sudsy tub.  Aha!                                                                                                                                                


Cathy,
You are strength. You are fire. You are powerful. You are potent poison.
You are a woman of substance. You are a woman made with the forces of the powerful gods and goddesses combined.

You are magic in real and you are the potent poison that could kill millions.
You are a sweet poison that entices many and you are the silent killer that even death is afraid of!

You are a woman that men crave and are terrified of asking though. You are intimidating.

Don't worry because we recognize your strength and here is the ultimate definition of your strength described through the most powerful words and phrases that summarize only a part of who you are.

Tag your friends here and share the result with all to let everyone know about your powerful persona!

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We may appear to act with certainty today, but we don't have as much clarity as we think. The extroverted Leo Moon inspires us to broadcast our intentions with bravado. But a three-week review phase is over and we're in for one more plot twist as trickster Mercury ends its retrograde phase. Meanwhile, an imaginative Sun-Neptune alignment amplifies our fantasies, encouraging us to follow our dreams, even if we can't distinguish them from reality.

You might not be able to believe what comes out of people's mouths today. Honestly, it's as if they're not thinking before speaking. Although unpremeditated revelations can create an awkward situation now, it's not as discomforting as being stuck with no one saying anything at all. Thankfully, common sense prevails; it's obviously simpler to modify a thought that has been said than one that hasn't.

Today started off early as Peter had an appointment with the General Hospital Rehabilitation Thrombosis clinic.  Peter was on time as usual and after a brief wait was taken inside.  There were half a dozen other people waiting for their turn.  I waited outside with the waiting patients while Peter was given a stress test on a bicycle and also a walking test.  It took about an hour for Peter to be able to complete all of the tests that they had for him.  

We took the city bus to and from the General Hospital to get back home by about 12:30.  We seem to have a lot of synchronicity incidents going on with our timetables.  Anyhow, Peter also had an appointment with Dr. Spees at 3:45 pm.  Again, we made it on time and there was no trouble with the traffic.  I sat drawing on my clipboard and smoked two cigarettes.  Peter came out after his session with Dr. Spees.

As always, Peter summarized what he talked about with Dr. Spees.  It was then that he mentioned he had seen something on the report at the Rehabilitation unit.  It was noted that Peter was expected to be able to live for about a year because of his lung condition.  I can barely remember what else Peter said he talked about.  A year?

Peter asked me to drive to Food Basic, which I did.  I am a ghoul of a pro driver at the best of times and worse at other times.  It is just that I am a pro and don’t think other drivers should get away with their foolishness and stupid acts.  Normally I am a quiet and subdued driver.  But, when I honk my horn, Peter freaks and gets all shaken up.  He can’t defend me if I get into an arguement with any other drivers or people.  He gets afraid to the point of shaking anxiously.  I can’t stand to see him like that so I do pull in my horns.

Peter went shopping at Food Basics and was back quite quickly.  We then went straight home.  At home, Peter began cooking a supper, mostly for me.  We had two sausages on buns while I had a sausage and a bowl of beans.  As soon as we had finished eating, Jessica and her friend Gabby came through the door.  Jessica set about cooking up something of a supper for the two of them.  I went out onto the balcony for a smoke and was soon joined by the two of them.

It was amazing what we talked about.  I told a story of sorts and they were able to say what they were up to.  We always get along so well.  I managed to show Gabby my collection of sketches and something about the balsa wood planes that I build.  Later, the TV and Netflix became the entertainment.  I began to type out this bit of text.  Now back to YouTube and the alien presence on our poor resourceful planet.


Cathy,
This is the kind of girl you are. You are the epitome of elegance and charm. At the same time, you are savage, brutal and a total bad-ass to those who mess with you. You are the kind of girl everybody wants to have and at the same time terrified to mess with.
You have a facade that is enigmatic that lures everyone to you like a magnet does. But, you are hard catch! Share your result, tag your friends and let them find out what kind of girl they are.

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Sinking into our emotions isn't easy today, but circumstances pull us out of our heads and into our hearts. The contemplative Cancer Moon turns our attention inward while her rough connections to five planets pit our feelings against the intentions of others. Magnetic Venus forms a creative connection with passionate Pluto, requiring us to dig beneath the apparent differences and seek meaningful connections by first establishing common ground.

Instead of gathering facts to make a critical decision at work today, you're ready to close your eyes and go with your intuition. Luckily, your psychic powers are on point now, yet your gut instincts might still create tricky cross currents in the real world. The receptive Cancer Moon is up against the wall in your 10th House of Public Recognition, requiring you to fight for your beliefs. Don't back down if your position conflicts with anyone else's. Stand up for your convictions, even if you must stand alone.

Yesterday and this morning were overcast with long bouts of heavy rain at times that marked the last day of April.  The last weekend of April was marked by something else.  A swing stage about four feet wide and thirty feet long was suspended against the northeastern end of our building.  The suspension cables and ropes were slack enough that they swung up against the side of the building to make a terrific slap noise.  From Friday afternoon until Monday morning that loud noise carried on relentlessly.  I am sure that there will be complaints voiced loudly in the office this morning.

I managed to get four hours of sleep from about 6:00 am until about 10:00 am.  At about that time Jessica walked in the door to be at home again.  A weekend was spent at grandmother’s to do yard work and general cleanups inside and out.  It was a super improvement to grandma’s house that was appreciated greatly.  Jessica came home to rest and sleep.  The morning went by while watching Netflix shows.

I spent half an hour filling the bath tub with straight hot water.  I sat on the toilet and combed both cats, first Twister and then Dory.  I didn’t take much fur off either cat before I tossed them a dozen Temptation treats.  Twister ate most of the treats because Dory doesn’t eat them with much relish.  Every day does mean a little treat of a dozen or so for the two cats that they know they will get when I have my bath.

I spend most of my time sitting at my desk.  I cruise through FaceBook and YouTube for interesting articles,  Some of the stuff is far out in imagination or something.  Still, the truth is often stranger than fiction.  Humans are so limited when it comes to what they can imagine.  And the arguement still goes on about one or two spaces after a period at the end of a sentence.  What crap.

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We might not see much movement in the real world today, but the inner realms are teeming with pain and gain. Emotional stress translates into personal growth as karmic Saturn dynamically squares wounded Chiron. We're not necessarily happy as we become more aware of our limitations. But the nurturing Cancer Moon connects with spiritual Neptune and auspicious Jupiter to remind us resilience is a gift that leads us to the gold at rainbow's end.

Your ambivalence about a significant relationship reaches a critical turning point today. You're eager to put your life back on track and will do nearly anything to earn the approval of those you love. However, you're tired of being the one who carries the weight and does the work no one else offers to do. Whatever you decide, you might end up wishing you took the other course of action. Fortunately, the solution is simple: keep busy in your pursuit of success without expecting too much from others. Take responsibility for your own happiness without depending on anyone else.

I went to sleep at about 10:00 pm.  I was so exhausted that I slept right through until about 6:00 am.  I got up and drank a tall glass of water along with my missed midnight pills.  That didn’t get me going as much as smoking four cigarettes and watching the movie Startrek Beyond.  Peter woke up at about 7:00 am and came out to his computer desk.  I was already at mine and we talked for a bit as I finished watching my latest movie.

I was surprised at how well and for how long I had slept through the night.  I don’t know if it was my late night bath or just being tired from the busy day we had enjoyed.  The main thing was that now I was not tired but I was still as unmotivated as I usually was for the past few months.  There is so much I can do and should be doing.  But, being so unmotivated only means that nothing gets done.

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It might seem as if we have left normalcy behind as we attempt to integrate recent changes. Thankfully, the clever Gemini Moon enables us to connect an apparent disarray of dots as we try to make sense of how things fit together. Although the cosmos offers a bit of respite today, we still run into problems when the Moon opposes naysaying Saturn. Thankfully, the noise settles down once the Moon shifts into contemplative Cancer at 9:47 pm EDT.

You may be playing out a classic Libra archetype today as you struggle to pick a path into the future. You're standing at a fork in the road and rather than choosing one route with confidence, your life hangs in the balance while you wonder if you should go back to school, do some long-overdue traveling or just continue your routine exactly as it is. Oddly enough, what you decide now may be less important than simply making a decision. As you move forward, the details will sort themselves out and you can modify your plans as you go.

Today I managed to get only four hours of sleep.  Pain is a bitch to contend with when you don’t have enough pain medication.  And it is the day of the Perth Festival of the Maples.  Perth is a nice little town just west of Ottawa on hwy 7.  We put in $50.00 worth of gas at $1.096 and $30.00 at $1.06 just east of Perth at a roadside garage.  By about 2:00 pm, we had covered the full length and breadth of the entire Perth Festival of the Maples.

It so happened that there was an antique market just two blocks south of the south end of the main street.  We were able to get our electric wheelchairs into the market building.  There were aisles of high shelves and display counters filled with just about everything you could imagine as collectables.  It was a fantastic collection of odds and ends of ceramics, glasswares, toys, tools, textiles, and treasures.

We must have spent an hour cruising through the aisles of treasures.  There were so many things that we could have had for the simple choosing.  One thing we happened to take high interest in was a tiny Singer sewing machine.  The price tag was simply ‘Vintage Singer $95.00.’  

We went on through the market looking agog at the displays of treasures.  It was some time before returning to the Singer sewing machine.  The vendor looked at us and said that he would sell the sewing machine for only $85.00.  I was barely able to say that I would accept the price.  Luckily we were able to pay for the little sewing machine by debit card.  

The drive home was quiet and safe for there was little traffic on the highway.  We stopped at a remote gas station to fill up with the cheapest gas we could find either on our way or by a phone app.  So, we arrived at home with a full tank of gas and lots of dust clinging to our dear van.  The van has sat for five days already and likely be used tomorrow.  I am surprised that the van is in as good a condition as it is with no rust or rattles.

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The winds of change are blowing strong once again and we're wiser to soar with the currents than to fight against them. Relationships fly into new territory as romantic Venus slips into impulsive Aries. The familiarity of today's energetic signature is haunting as retrograde Mercury backs into electric Uranus, sparking a firestorm of information in the midst of a tempest. Meanwhile, the curious Gemini Moon distracts us with one thing after another.

You can express yourself so smoothly that you might think it's possible to circumvent authority. However, you still may experience a setback now if your current plans are overly ambitious. Nevertheless, you don't like people delaying your progress or being told no for arbitrary reasons. Turning on the diplomatic charm slips you past the resistance today. Fortunately, engaging in honest dialogue sets the stage for a mutually beneficial compromise and a harmonious working environment.

Today started off earlier than usual.  I woke up after only a few hours of sleep that started at about 2:00 am.  I was in no mood to fight a losing battle so I retreated to my desk to put my feet up and suffer with the consequences.  It was my place to sleep until about 9:00 am after having awakened several times.

Sleep or no sleep meant that it was laundry day with the help of slave.  Our dear slave made it happen despite our sick and wasted efforts.  It was a total of seven loads to get all of the laundry washed, dried, folded, and put into baskets.  I am so happy that the couch and bed are now safe places to lounge about and rest as we need.  The battle may be won but I am sure that the war is far from over against the dreaded bedbugs haunting our abode.

Slave left at about 4:00 pm and Peter was still asleep on the bed.  I hope he has a nice gentle sleep.  Meanwhile I have watched four movies and have more lined up.  I keep looking at the pile of stacked movies and think of the books that they should all be in instead of that dreadful looking pile.  Uhuh.

It is now 3:00 am and I have just finished a little bit of mop up cleaning that had to be done.  I went into the bathroom where I found a dozen little bedbugs on the bathroom mat at the foot of the toilet.  I used a piece of toilet paper to get the little critters and give them a ride into the toilet water.  I did a quick job of the wiping up process and it worked very successfully without using any Raid pesticide.  Now to see about other areas of the livingroom that also might need my attention.


U.I.P SUMMARY 

The BIG question is what could these HUGE structures be above earth?! It has been stated that the image in NASA’s capture is in the region of about 12,000 miles in length! Could this be the reason WHY we are seeing so very many UFO sightings recently and as mentioned in a previous post, UFO sightings are dramatically on the rise….could these huge structures possibly be huge mother-ships for a specific Alien race!?

Could this also be the reason why the US Military keep sending top secret crafts into space with NO explanation as to what they are up to!? Quite possibly YES!

Please, please, please share this post and keep your eye out for more images to be released by NASA soon….it’s important we discover the TRUTH about what is going on around us.

We will keep you updated on this.  U.I.P. Summary.

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There is a brief break in the cosmic madness that has bounced us around during recent weeks. The earthy Taurus New Moon at 8:16 am EDT is an obvious signal of calmer waters ahead. However, we must take advantage of the clear sailing while it lasts. Forget about mental gymnastics, complex rationalizations and inspirational dreams. Simplicity rules; acknowledge the fecund energy of the fertile ground by planting seeds of practical intentions.

Although Libra the Scales is all about creating balance in relationships, you crave more than harmonious interactions with others. The Taurus New Moon emphasizes your 8th House of Transformation, requiring you to sink beneath the social veneer. Unless you're willing to go deep, you'll likely be left feeling emotionally unsatisfied. You want to experience all the pleasures that life has to offer. Unfortunately, you could appear desperate if you act too obsessively. Intimacy is built on a strong foundation when it develops naturally on its own.

Today was a cloudy and dull day for the most part.  The coolness was not at all comfortable for me.  I stayed inside and did a major cleanup on the couch and surrounding area.  For me that was the accomplishment of the day.  Later, we took a hike by bus to SouthKeys mall.  I made certain we spent time in the big  Michael’s store to look for interesting things I could use.  Luckily we couldn’t find anything except the aromas to entice compulsive shopping.

Escaping Michael’s was nothing compared to Winner’s the next store in the line.  We bought bath salts and chocolate coated liqueurs.  The little liqueurs were a nice midnight snack with hot coffee.  Our shopping foray quitted the Winner’s store and went on to WallyWorld.  Yea for WallyWorld!  Almost everything is made in China, as if we agree with Chinese politics, eh?  We did find some rare little lightbulbs for the nightlight in the bathroom.

Our trip home started off by rolling along the cycle path from SouthKeys to the Walkley bus stop.  It was too cold for me to take between the cool air and the windchill that made the temperature drop even more.  The bus station at Walkley road was on the transit line so we had to go up in an elevator to cross over to the other side.  We didn’t wait long for a double decker bus to Billings Bridge mall.  From there it was a beeline straight home to bed just to warm up.

I woke up at about 10:30 pm and went straight to the bathroom.  From there I went to my desk and pulled a cigarette from the pack on my desk.  I was only able to smoke a quarter of the cigarette because it was too cool outside.  So, I came inside, shivering until I warmed up sitting at my desk.

I finished watching the Gods of Egypt and decided to watch Ender’s Game.  I have stuck to sci-fi mostly.  It is funny to think that we learn so much from just movies and TV.  We have a very complex and highly organizational society that makes and breaks people according to various types of personality and physique.  Even basic gender has it’s own subtypes that are strictly observed.  I know that there are so many races of humanity as much as there are colours of hair.  Yet we have overall characteristics that we share as humanitarian values.  We live in a very big and complex world.  Thanks, to FaceBook, eh?

I didn’t realize just how much I identify with Ender in the movie of Ender’s End.  It is a sci-fi movie that traces the training and battles of Ender, a kid of extremely exceptional abilities that happens to win a war that was thought unwinnable.  It is imperative for humanity’s survival that Ender win the war even though he thinks he is only playing a game.  Not so.   

I know I have a long and extremely difficult work history that very few could even think to follow.  I was an independent business operator and owner in the transportation industry.  My experience in manufacturing helped me to think and prepare for the work ethics that was expected of me.  I drove far and fast in long distance trucking based in Toronto, Ontario.  The range of my travels was literally all over the continent except in two states and five provinces.      



What Startrek race are you?  The Bajorans
The Bajorans are a people native to the planet Bajor, around which orbits the space station Deep Space Nine. Bajoran culture is incredibly rich and ancient in its roots, but the Bajorans were occupied by the Cardassian regime for some time in the 24th century, and parts of their culture were eroded away and oppressed. Bajorans are quite similar to humans in their outward shape, being distinguished by several ridges upon the bridge of the nose. Internally, however, there are far more differences - for example, pregnant Bajorans gestate for a period of only 5 months, and their hearts are in a different position to those of humans'. Bajoran culture is primarily explored in Deep Space Nine, from the beginning in Emissary (DS9, 1x01/02), to other episodes such as The Home Coming (DS9, 2x01), Explorers (3x22) and Rapture (5x10).

What are your ten top qualities:
1. You have many friends
2. Mysterious
3. Stubborn
4. Knows a bit about everything
5. Sarcasm in every second sentence
6. Born to be successful
7. Loves to laugh for hours
8. Organizational talent
9. Very passionate
10. Loves travelling

Cathy, we have evaluated your personality and found that these are your top 10 traits! You can be proud of each quality. One thing is for sure: There is no one else in the world who is like you! You are a blessing!





Cathy, this is the quote of your life:

They ask me: "Why are you always there for the others, even though you are not feeling well yourself?" My answer is: "Because I know how it feels when everybody looks the other way"

It reflects your attitude towards life perfectly and shows that you are incredibly Perfectionist and Active. You've experienced so much in life already and every challenge you've faced has made you so much stronger.

Share your life quote and let it inspire your friends and your family!

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We're like captive animals being returned to the wild; we cherish our newfound freedom and want to exercise our ability to make choices without interference. The independent Aries Moon gives us the courage to buck the tide and set out on our own. But stressful lunar aspects inform us that we cannot pretend we live in an isolated bubble. The tensions fade throughout the evening and Luna's shift into placid Taurus at 9:56 pm EDT resolves conflict.

Is there a specific issue you're facing? Get clarity with a live psychic reading today.

I am sorry that I don’t want to talk to any live psychic now.  I just want the short version of a personal reading that so often was only a continuation of the general reading for today’s date.  Why isn’t the horoscope readings not updating as they should be doing?  I can only think that the time difference between our time zone and that of the home website is what makes the updating such a problem.

Today was another day of resting after a busy day that came about yesterday.  I was not surprised by all of the things that were done yesterday, only that I was able to deal with everything as successfully as I did.  Isn’t that wonderful?  Yes!

I confess that I sat at the end of the long table.  There were only half of my friends to talk to me and question than there could have been.  It is amazing that so many of us shared in our special interests that separated us from the mass of people in our country of freedoms and rights.